Snapshot: State 'cherry sheet' aid per person, fy2012

By Matt Carroll, Boston Globe | Sept. 15, 2011
The state each year gives money to communities through what is known as the "cherry sheets," because of the color the paper used to be. The money is divided up according to a formula. Urban communities -- such as Lawrence, Springfield, Holyoke, and Chelsea -- tend to get the most. The data, from the Department of Revenue, is for fiscal 2012.
MunicipalityCherry Sheet aid per person, 2012RankCherry Sheet aid 2012Population
ABINGTON$57097$9,108,32915,985
ACTON$294206$6,455,72621,924
ACUSHNET$72265$7,434,96610,303
ADAMS$232239$1,968,1618,485
AGAWAM$74662$21,221,72728,438
ALFORD$26349$12,626494
AMESBURY$67073$10,913,61416,283
AMHERST$346172$13,104,16137,819
ANDOVER$262224$8,713,70833,201
AQUINNAH$14350$4,504311
ARLINGTON$313189$13,420,74342,844
ASHBURNHAM$120300$727,8776,081
ASHBY$151278$465,0133,074
ASHFIELD$145284$251,7471,737
ASHLAND$391156$6,482,18016,593
ATHOL$198250$2,294,09411,584
ATTLEBORO$79555$34,642,09443,593
AUBURN$504119$8,158,76516,188
AVON$56899$2,474,1434,356
AYER$136290$1,009,3207,427
BARNSTABLE$234238$10,572,11045,193
BARRE$159272$858,9695,398
BECKET$139287$248,1411,779
BEDFORD$335176$4,468,44613,320
BELCHERTOWN$1,03927$15,214,57914,649
BELLINGHAM$59589$9,724,22116,332
BELMONT$302203$7,456,22324,729
BERKLEY$70170$4,493,6596,411
BERLIN$271218$777,2332,866
BERNARDSTON$128293$272,4562,129
BEVERLY$305201$12,029,68339,502
BILLERICA$57694$23,193,27240,243
BLACKSTONE$138288$1,248,9869,026
BLANDFORD$142286$175,4441,233
BOLTON$38347$188,1254,897
BOSTON$61485$379,276,280617,594
BOURNE$370165$7,310,57019,754
BOXBOROUGH$341175$1,705,9444,996
BOXFORD$268222$2,138,2197,965
BOYLSTON$187256$814,6614,355
BRAINTREE$479129$17,130,17435,744
BREWSTER$179258$1,760,2429,820
BRIDGEWATER$127295$3,367,66526,563
BRIMFIELD$440137$1,586,9233,609
BROCKTON$1,6816$157,676,48993,810
BROOKFIELD$61983$2,096,7263,390
BROOKLINE$207248$12,155,92958,732
BUCKLAND$155274$295,6771,902
BURLINGTON$306197$7,494,08724,498
CAMBRIDGE$283210$29,752,021105,162
CANTON$277214$5,964,52921,561
CARLISLE$242235$1,176,2434,852
CARVER$96037$11,053,72311,509
CHARLEMONT$240237$303,2941,266
CHARLTON$93324$1,212,65412,981
CHATHAM$392154$2,401,0786,125
CHELMSFORD$428139$14,472,81333,802
CHELSEA$1,7464$61,411,00135,177
CHESHIRE$278213$898,3243,235
CHESTER$230240$307,2111,337
CHESTERFIELD$247232$301,7991,222
CHICOPEE$1,18618$65,569,99355,298
CHILMARK$9351$7,791866
CLARKSBURG$1,28013$2,178,2531,702
CLINTON$99133$13,477,38413,606
COHASSET$280212$2,111,0227,542
COLRAIN$173262$288,9941,671
CONCORD$204249$3,609,50517,668
CONWAY$496121$940,0081,897
CUMMINGTON$243234$211,947872
DALTON$177261$1,193,4326,756
DANVERS$260227$6,893,74426,493
DARTMOUTH$349171$11,871,74134,032
DEDHAM$262225$6,474,58524,729
DEERFIELD$378161$1,935,0325,125
DENNIS$46346$658,61914,207
DIGHTON$99319$704,7127,086
DOUGLAS$1,15521$9,781,9308,471
DOVER$148281$826,6175,589
DRACUT$71966$21,192,08729,457
DUDLEY$135291$1,535,02511,390
DUNSTABLE$68339$217,3853,179
DUXBURY$355169$5,344,40115,059
EAST BRIDGEWATER$83351$11,487,02713,794
EAST BROOKFIELD$147282$321,2722,183
EASTHAM$97322$482,8084,956
EASTHAMPTON$65776$10,552,18016,053
EAST LONGMEADOW$66475$10,435,66315,720
EASTON$490124$11,316,32723,112
EDGARTOWN$458133$1,863,3124,067
EGREMONT$196251$239,8381,225
ERVING$332177$598,2651,800
ESSEX$66342$230,3013,504
EVERETT$1,19817$49,928,49241,667
FAIRHAVEN$62181$9,855,01015,873
FALL RIVER$1,32111$117,398,56688,857
FALMOUTH$244233$7,705,71531,531
FITCHBURG$1,23115$49,631,81140,318
FLORIDA$83650$628,496752
FOXBOROUGH$58792$9,905,52516,865
FRAMINGHAM$460132$31,417,33168,318
FRANKLIN$94938$30,031,54931,635
FREETOWN$154276$1,366,5568,870
GARDNER$1,13922$23,037,22120,228
GEORGETOWN$74064$6,058,4908,183
GILL$145285$216,8011,500
GLOUCESTER$372163$10,721,05028,789
GOSHEN$188253$198,4961,054
GOSNOLD$552105$41,40075
GRAFTON$564100$10,028,08917,765
GRANBY$97235$6,067,9886,240
GRANVILLE$90142$1,410,6431,566
GREAT BARRINGTON$127294$900,7147,104
GREENFIELD$88644$15,466,61817,456
GROTON$67340$714,99710,646
GROVELAND$120299$777,5446,459
HADLEY$330179$1,732,2545,250
HALIFAX$463131$3,482,5517,518
HAMILTON$89328$690,1557,764
HAMPDEN$112312$573,9415,139
HANCOCK$489125$350,901717
HANOVER$562102$7,796,54713,879
HANSON$112310$1,146,77410,209
HARDWICK$154277$460,2292,990
HARVARD$505118$3,290,6566,520
HARWICH$269221$3,288,56512,243
HATFIELD$535111$1,754,8683,279
HAVERHILL$74463$45,312,43860,879
HAWLEY$301204$101,501337
HEATH$115307$81,457706
HINGHAM$319184$7,057,76722,157
HINSDALE$159271$323,6322,032
HOLBROOK$557103$6,013,17610,791
HOLDEN$98321$1,701,43417,346
HOLLAND$492123$1,220,4372,481
HOLLISTON$63278$8,561,39913,547
HOLYOKE$1,9303$76,970,74739,880
HOPEDALE$1,17720$6,954,9475,911
HOPKINTON$437138$6,516,93614,925
HUBBARDSTON$101318$443,1054,382
HUDSON$63577$12,110,03419,063
HULL$553104$5,696,95510,293
HUNTINGTON$251228$547,9872,180
IPSWICH$388157$5,115,10713,175
KINGSTON$402148$5,075,22112,629
LAKEVILLE$82330$868,55810,602
LANCASTER$118304$947,8308,055
LANESBOROUGH$419142$1,294,6963,091
LAWRENCE$2,1441$163,778,26176,377
LEE$540107$3,208,4125,943
LEICESTER$1,03228$11,319,57710,970
LENOX$538109$2,705,8415,025
LEOMINSTER$1,17819$47,994,04040,759
LEVERETT$331178$612,1831,851
LEXINGTON$269220$8,441,62531,394
LEYDEN$124298$88,317711
LINCOLN$250230$1,589,4816,362
LITTLETON$505117$4,510,0128,924
LONGMEADOW$356168$5,612,27315,784
LOWELL$1,3529$144,034,051106,519
LUDLOW$78457$16,534,37921,103
LUNENBURG$58991$5,936,39010,086
LYNN$1,5337$138,464,14490,329
LYNNFIELD$409146$4,744,60011,596
MALDEN$94539$56,176,95159,450
MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA$38348$193,4955,136
MANSFIELD$86446$20,029,98823,184
MARBLEHEAD$305198$6,044,99319,808
MARION$136289$667,8654,907
MARLBOROUGH$511115$19,678,07838,499
MARSHFIELD$62780$15,751,28025,132
MASHPEE$379159$5,312,88714,006
MATTAPOISETT$172263$1,041,6396,045
MAYNARD$495122$5,001,47210,106
MEDFIELD$56998$6,841,19412,024
MEDFORD$378160$21,249,41356,173
MEDWAY$88545$11,282,49712,752
MELROSE$447135$12,059,10026,983
MENDON$66341$386,6535,839
MERRIMAC$112311$709,8146,338
METHUEN$92641$43,774,39847,255
MIDDLEBOROUGH$84849$19,612,23023,116
MIDDLEFIELD$225242$117,194521
MIDDLETON$222243$1,995,8568,987
MILFORD$71169$19,897,19627,999
MILLBURY$61982$8,203,28913,261
MILLIS$69072$5,447,8667,891
MILLVILLE$129292$410,6083,190
MILTON$327181$8,841,82727,003
MONROE$85447$103,390121
MONSON$99432$8,509,7688,560
MONTAGUE$165268$1,391,0888,437
MONTEREY$305199$293,255961
MONTGOMERY$117305$97,939838
MOUNT WASHINGTON$1,6995$283,789167
NAHANT$227241$772,8023,410
NANTUCKET$159273$1,616,83810,172
NATICK$321183$10,592,58833,006
NEEDHAM$297205$8,578,27328,886
NEW ASHFORD$1,10123$251,139228
NEW BEDFORD$1,4238$135,306,08995,072
NEW BRAINTREE$168265$167,995999
NEWBURY$102317$676,9366,666
NEWBURYPORT$395152$6,873,11217,416
NEW MARLBOROUGH$65343$98,6071,509
NEW SALEM$148280$146,675990
NEWTON$218247$18,600,31985,146
NORFOLK$371164$4,164,87311,227
NORTH ADAMS$1,30112$17,834,05413,708
NORTHAMPTON$486127$13,883,95928,549
NORTH ANDOVER$289207$8,194,86328,352
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH$77259$22,173,07428,712
NORTHBOROUGH$314188$4,438,71914,155
NORTHBRIDGE$1,04526$16,414,50515,707
NORTH BROOKFIELD$1,09225$5,111,8424,680
NORTHFIELD$117306$353,9143,032
NORTH READING$537110$8,001,50714,892
NORTON$76360$14,522,37319,031
NORWELL$376162$3,947,84410,506
NORWOOD$307195$8,790,18228,602
OAK BLUFFS$286208$1,295,3534,527
OAKHAM$124297$236,4711,902
ORANGE$89543$7,013,7647,839
ORLEANS$78333$458,5435,890
OTIS$99320$159,3061,612
OXFORD$84948$11,642,62613,709
PALMER$1,01829$12,354,00812,140
PAXTON$114308$545,9564,806
PEABODY$483128$24,752,74951,251
PELHAM$59788$788,5131,321
PEMBROKE$80554$14,362,00817,837
PEPPERELL$109315$1,249,56911,497
PERU$270219$228,941847
PETERSHAM$78358$965,9271,234
PHILLIPSTON$119301$200,5021,682
PITTSFIELD$1,01430$45,370,33644,737
PLAINFIELD$183257$118,862648
PLAINVILLE$422141$3,484,6948,264
PLYMOUTH$488126$27,574,26956,468
PLYMPTON$282211$794,1902,820
PRINCETON$119302$404,8193,413
PROVINCETOWN$240236$706,3552,942
QUINCY$412143$38,046,98892,271
RANDOLPH$523114$16,791,19332,112
RAYNHAM$89329$1,186,45713,383
READING$499120$12,349,49524,747
REHOBOTH$91325$1,060,75811,608
REVERE$97934$50,673,58151,755
RICHMOND$57096$840,4801,475
ROCHESTER$406147$2,126,3755,232
ROCKLAND$71767$12,542,73717,489
ROCKPORT$368166$2,557,4206,952
ROWE$474130$186,307393
ROWLEY$90326$528,0945,856
ROYALSTON$188255$236,2571,258
RUSSELL$220245$390,7591,775
RUTLAND$110314$880,9857,973
SALEM$60586$25,017,42741,340
SALISBURY$112313$923,6578,283
SANDISFIELD$113309$103,114915
SANDWICH$426140$8,817,74220,675
SAUGUS$276215$7,359,98226,628
SAVOY$1,10024$760,912692
SCITUATE$361167$6,541,04918,133
SEEKONK$393153$5,396,15413,722
SHARON$446136$7,862,23317,612
SHEFFIELD$94323$306,8623,257
SHELBURNE$125296$236,3131,893
SHERBORN$168266$692,1904,119
SHIRLEY$161269$1,161,0477,211
SHREWSBURY$60587$21,542,92235,608
SHUTESBURY$411145$728,6071,771
SOMERSET$311190$5,647,61518,165
SOMERVILLE$540108$40,869,35475,754
SOUTHAMPTON$57195$3,306,3575,792
SOUTHBOROUGH$315185$3,072,2439,767
SOUTHBRIDGE$1,20716$20,172,37916,719
SOUTH HADLEY$63079$11,031,62917,514
SOUTHWICK$118303$1,121,1219,502
SPENCER$171264$1,995,19211,688
SPRINGFIELD$2,0352$311,415,942153,060
STERLING$79332$620,6607,808
STOCKBRIDGE$70338$135,7781,947
STONEHAM$309193$6,632,77121,437
STOUGHTON$59290$15,968,41126,962
STOW$55345$359,7666,590
STURBRIDGE$343174$3,176,7629,268
SUDBURY$306196$5,409,80017,659
SUNDERLAND$400149$1,475,3633,684
SUTTON$69771$6,244,2658,963
SWAMPSCOTT$267223$3,687,89713,787
SWANSEA$412144$6,534,73315,865
TAUNTON$96136$53,677,92455,874
TEMPLETON$160270$1,285,4138,013
TEWKSBURY$524113$15,177,77428,961
TISBURY$194252$766,3903,949
TOLLAND$167267$80,777485
TOPSFIELD$275216$1,672,9716,085
TOWNSEND$145283$1,295,8688,926
TRURO$221244$443,5692,003
TYNGSBOROUGH$75261$8,493,31911,292
TYRINGHAM$188254$61,417327
UPTON$75334$567,4407,542
UXBRIDGE$79156$10,638,01913,457
WAKEFIELD$314186$7,822,80324,932
WALES$529112$971,6371,838
WALPOLE$392155$9,431,32624,070
WALTHAM$249231$15,091,16360,632
WARE$1,00431$9,913,2359,872
WAREHAM$66574$14,517,28521,822
WARREN$155275$797,5465,135
WARWICK$284209$221,234780
WASHINGTON$314187$168,778538
WATERTOWN$274217$8,731,21231,915
WAYLAND$310192$4,023,84412,994
WEBSTER$71268$11,932,77316,767
WELLESLEY$309194$8,648,20527,982
WELLFLEET$82331$224,5522,750
WENDELL$343173$290,779848
WENHAM$75335$365,5344,875
WESTBOROUGH$305200$5,565,70418,272
WEST BOYLSTON$541106$4,146,4317,669
WEST BRIDGEWATER$57893$3,998,7166,916
WEST BROOKFIELD$178259$660,5693,701
WESTFIELD$94240$38,695,53741,094
WESTFORD$81353$17,855,40321,951
WESTHAMPTON$383158$615,8951,607
WESTMINSTER$107316$779,2597,277
WEST NEWBURY$73337$309,6534,235
WESTON$251229$2,825,83911,261
WESTPORT$396151$6,149,28215,532
WEST SPRINGFIELD$82252$23,339,89028,391
WEST STOCKBRIDGE$74336$96,0711,306
WEST TISBURY$326182$892,8662,740
WESTWOOD$310191$4,535,36714,618
WEYMOUTH$61584$33,062,48653,743
WHATELY$447134$668,8681,496
WHITMAN$151279$2,187,07114,489
WILBRAHAM$90327$1,278,34014,219
WILLIAMSBURG$329180$816,5012,482
WILLIAMSTOWN$261226$2,025,3177,754
WILMINGTON$562101$12,548,23022,325
WINCHENDON$1,26314$13,009,33810,300
WINCHESTER$352170$7,529,89021,374
WINDSOR$219246$196,595899
WINTHROP$506116$8,860,74117,497
WOBURN$303202$11,549,90338,120
WORCESTER$1,33910$242,482,704181,045
WORTHINGTON$177260$204,4941,156
WRENTHAM$399150$4,375,90410,955
YARMOUTH$58344$1,375,23423,793
SOURCE: Department of Revenue